Drew McManus wrote:
If you didn’t like a particular player’s solo within a piece but the rest of the work was excellent, then stop applauding immediately when the conductor acknowledges the soloist (don’t worry, they have a thick skin – they wouldn’t have gotten to where they are without it).
I’m going to have to disagree with this. Some of the most insecure people I’ve ever met are professional musicians! I’m not just talking “B” orchestras, either. Even those who come across as arrogant are sometimes found to be as insecure as the rest of us once you get to know them.
Just so you know.